gray·​ish | \ ˈgrā-ish How to pronounce grayish (audio) \

Definition of grayish

1 : somewhat gray
2 of a color : low in saturation

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Examples of grayish in a Sentence

the black stallion and white mare produced a grayish filly
Recent Examples on the Web In the distance, a large plume of grayish smoke rose over the surrounding hills. Felicia Fonseca, ajc, 21 Apr. 2022 The animal is covered in grayish-brown fur with white front legs, black stripes running from its chest to its back, and a bushy tail, according to the National Zoo. Giovana Gelhoren,, 4 Apr. 2022 To create the eye, Ganzer used the grayish pigment from Shiseido’s Kaigan Street Waters palette as a base, then drew on a sharp wing, extending the color on the bottom lash as well. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, 28 Mar. 2022 The cat, which has developed a considerable following on social media, has grayish-white fur, yellow eyes ringed in black and a distinctive scowl on his face. Scott D. Pierce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 7 Feb. 2022 The poster alone—which showed a dark grayish blue cloud hovering over a unnamed metropolis and which was released exactly 365 days before the film is set to open—was enough to send the internet into a tailspin.—R.S. Taylor Antrim, Vogue, 10 Jan. 2022 As Rani explores the planet and uses her hand tool to remove the gunk she is dazzled to see the environment transform from a dull grayish landscape to one bursting with exotic flora. Washington Post, 17 Dec. 2021 At his laboratory at the University of Cádiz, Víctor Palacios, a chemical engineer, recently showed me a petri dish filled with gritty, grayish-brown powder—a sample of the charred paste of fish bones recovered from the Garum Shop at Pompeii. Taras Grescoe, Smithsonian Magazine, 23 Oct. 2021 In Los Angeles, some streets are being painted with a grayish-white coating to prevent absorbing energy from the sun, and instead reflecting it back. Rachel Ramirez, CNN, 14 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of grayish

1562, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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5 May 2022

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“Grayish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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gray·​ish | \ ˈgrā-ish How to pronounce grayish (audio) \

Kids Definition of grayish

: somewhat gray

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